Turtle Cavern

Turtle Cavern is one of the highlights of Sipadan island thanks to its incredible geological formations and turtle skeletons.

About 18m deep is the entrance to Turtle Cave. The cave first goes down in a bell shaped descent tunnel and leads to the lower chamber. Following the left side of the cavern will bring you in front of a tunnel. This tunnel is connecting Turtle Cavern with Turtle Tomb a small cave system which contains many turtle skeletons. This is due to the great number of turtles that they simply enter the cave and are unable to find the exit .

This dive needs an experienced guide and special equipment.

Depth: 14-23 metres

Location: East of The Jetty.

  Dive site Min depth Max depth Level Dive Type
1 Barracuda Point 5m 16ft 40m 131ft AOW Wall, Reef
2 Coral gardens 10m 33ft 23m 75ft OW Wall, Reef
3 Hanging Gardens 5m 16ft 40m 131ft OW Wall, Reef, Sharks
4 Lobster lairs 25m 82ft 40m 131ft AOW Wall, Reef, Big Fishes
5 North Point 25m 82ft 40m 131ft AOW Drift, Wall, Reef, Sharks
6 South Point 20m 65ft 40m 131ft AOW Wall, Reef
7 Staghorn Crest 20m 65ft 40m 131ft AOW Wall, Reef, Sharks
8 The Jetty 3m 10ft 40m 131ft OW Wall, Reef
9 Turtle Cavern 14m 46ft 23m 75ft AOW Cave, Reef
10 Turtle Patch 5m 16ft 12m 39ft OW Wall, Reef, Sharks
11 Turtle Tomb 17m 56ft 23m 75ft

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Cave

12 West Ridge 18m 59ft 40m 131ft OW Wall, Reef, Sharks
13 Whitetip Avenue 17m 56ft 40m 131ft OW Wall, Reef, Sharks
14 Midreef 5m 16ft 40m 131ft AOW Wall, Reef
15 The Drop Off 5m 16ft 40m 131ft AOW Wall, Reef

 

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